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Quote Of The Day

A place to post favorite quotes about atheism and other significant topics

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Members: 13
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I have been a quote collector and quote monger for at least as long as I have been an atheist, and likely much longer.  There is a fascination in me of those who are sufficiently skilled in language that they structure words into concepts and ideas and proposed actions which grab my attention and interest, whether it is John F. Kennedy's unabashed statement: "We choose to go to the moon and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard," Robert A. Heinlein's blunt expression: "If you've got the truth, you can demonstrate it.  Talking doesn't prove it. SHOW people," or Captain Kirk's subtle yet important tactical observation, having encountered and been challenged by the dauntingly huge First Federation vessel: "Not chess, Mr. Spock ... Poker!"

Certainly, atheism has had its share of skilled spokespeople, whose words have inspired and driven us, whether it was Madalyn Murray O'Hair, saying: "An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church," or Sam Harris, who noted that: "The only problem with Islamic fundamentalism are the fundamentals of Islam," or Aron Ra's far more succinct: "If you can't SHOW it, you don't KNOW it."

Consciously or unconsciously, I suspect all of us have learned and grown from such words and many others, becoming stronger and more mature, not just in our atheism but in ourselves, having heard such words as these, and that is the point of this group: not to just deal in quotes which praise and promote atheism but which advance the cause of knowledge, self-understanding and self-ownership.  Each of us have likely heard someone say something and think, "Wow!" and resonated to the significance of what they heard.

That's what I want to do here: share, learn, and grow, not just from THEIR words, but our own.

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One suggestion for the main comment area of the group: Please keep your quotes to under 20 lines or 200 words.  That way, one entry won't dominate a given page of the comment area.  If you have a longer quote or speech which you think is significant, create a separate post in the group.

Please enjoy!

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H. L. Mencken on the Scopes "Monkey Trial"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 4. 6 Replies

Hanging around Hemant Mehta's Friendly Atheist website has been enormously beneficial to my quote-mongering predilections.  Every so often, someone posts something brilliant, and, good little…Continue

Tags: Monkey trial, Scopes, H. L. Mencken

You've created God in your own image when...

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 31. 14 Replies

This one, with its context, is too long for the group comments, but in my opinion the context deserves to be more widely known. You'll probably enjoy it, whether or not you're a writer."Now,…Continue

Tags: Shitty First Drafts, Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott, writing

Aron Ra on Belief and Bull ... Well, You Know!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 25. 2 Replies

From the first time I became aware of him, I have been unabashedly enamored of Aron Ra's unrelenting assault on belief and bullshit.  The following is among my very favorite of his statements…Continue

Tags: religion, bullshit, belief, Aron Ra

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Comment by Loren Miller on August 15, 2020 at 2:08pm

Many thanks, Stephen.  I enjoy this kind of thing a LOT, and I'll admit: making positive contributions is my thing! [grin!]

Comment by Stephen on August 15, 2020 at 2:06pm

By the way Loren I hope you didn't mind me making you a featured member. You've been a member for quite some time and always made a good contribution.

Comment by Stephen on August 15, 2020 at 2:01pm

Loren. I couldn't help it. I found a site and the quotes were familiar. I'm totally shamefaced. Lol

Comment by Loren Miller on August 15, 2020 at 1:57pm

Good grief, Stephen, go crazy, why don't you?  [grin!]

Comment by Stephen on August 15, 2020 at 11:17am

"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest"  - Denis Diderot.

I just love this quote, one of my favourites.

Comment by Stephen on August 15, 2020 at 11:13am

 "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people".

The full quote by Karl Marx

Comment by Stephen on August 15, 2020 at 11:10am

"Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an admission of the obvious. In fact, 'atheist' is a term that should not even exist. No one ever needs to identify himself as a 'non-astrologer' or a 'non-alchemist'. We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs. An atheist is simply a person who believes that the 260 million Americans (87 per cent of the population) claiming to 'never doubt the existence of God' should be obliged to present evidence for his existence-and, indeed, for his BENEVOLENCE, given the relentless destruction of innocent human beings we witness in the world each day." --Sam Harris, "Letter to a Christian Nation"

Comment by Stephen on August 15, 2020 at 11:08am

"Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits." --Dan Barker, a former evangelist

Comment by Stephen on August 15, 2020 at 8:57am

I am treated as evil by people who claim that they are being oppressed because they are not allowed to force me to practice what they do.  ~ D. Dale Gulledge

Comment by Stephen on August 15, 2020 at 8:55am

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. - Socrates.

 

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